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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Interview With Wellness Coach and Food Safety Expert, Mary Nash Stoddard

Interview: Mary Nash Stoddard March 22, 2007
-Hi Welcome to The Giving Zone, This is your host Bruce Painter.
-We are very fortunate today to have with us Celebrity and author Mary Nash Stoddard. In addition to being a News Anchor and Talk Show Host, she has been featured on 60 Minutes, Hardcopy, CBN News (700 Club), and BBC. Her topic is very timely for all of us, "How Eating Real Food, Not Artificial Food Will Help You Win in All Areas of Your Life."
Our special guest, Mary Nash Stoddard, is a food safety consultant, author (Deadly Deception Story of Aspartame) and wellness coach. She has very important and timely information for all of us. In addition to being a News Anchor and Talk Show Host, Mary has been featured on 60 Minutes, Hardcopy, CBN News (700 Club), and BBC. This high-profile consumer advocate earned international recognition through public appearances and media interviews as a pioneer of the burgeoning aspartame awareness campaign. Her multi-national lecture tours garner international media attention and standing ovations wherever she goes. Audiences learn proactive strategies for being a part of the solution, instead of helpless victims. Her message: "Eat real food," not artificial food.
First Segment of Questions
1. Mary, You are totally passionate about your work. It comes through as a genuine passion. Would you tell us about your passion in your work to help all of us improve our health?
A. Through personal experience from adverse reactions of close family members and my own life threatening blood disorder from aspartame poisoning, I determined to use my abilities, as an investigative journalist, to find out why the USFDA was insisting this was a 'safe' food additive, when I knew firsthand it was not! The answers I found in 1986 absolutely astounded me!
2. Q. What is the most important fact you want people to learn from your message?
A. "Eat REAL food!" Don't accept "fake" products like aspartame, neotame, msg, rbgh, etc. that falsely masquerade as "food."
3. Q. What do you tell people to drink when they want a beverage at work, with meals, etc.?
A. Drink water. Why should we think of re-hydration as dessert? Water is free at restaurants and far better for us as a beverage. Think of coffee, tea, fruit juice as a "treat" instead of something you reach for many times during the day. Start every day with a glass of water - then, if you want coffee or tea, have those after you've had your water. Try drinking all beverages without sweeteners of any kind.
4. Q. Mary, You do very important volunteer work connected to your work. What motivates you most to volunteer?
A. I believe one of the most important reasons we are on this planet is to help our fellow human beings. I grew up in a small town where everyone helped everyone else. I've just carried that feeling of "service" over into my adult life. It's a part of me and who I am. I don't think I could sleep at night if I didn't.
5. Q. Talk about what issues of health and wellness are doing to our economy.
A. Illness and disease are devastating our economy. The issue of aspartame related illness in the workplace is huge. Think about the loss of productivity created when workers have aspartame-induced migraine headaches. It's been proven that aspartame [the substance I know most about] is capable of causing at least five types of cancers [brain/uterine/mammary/pancreatic/kidney] plus lymphoma, leukemia and death. Treatment, of people who have these types of cancers, is done at enormous cost to society. And, these cancers from aspartame are preventable! In my mind, the key to all our health problems is not more money to find a "cure." We already know what can cause these cancers. The key is "Prevention."
6. Would you give other examples of how poor food choices effect our pocket books and the welfare of our careers and businesses?
A. We are affected by the poor food choices of others, since our Taxes are used to treat their illness, pay their disability payments, for example. We are affected if a pilot, or driver of a vehicle crashes a plane or truck, etc., from having an aspartame-induced seizure. We are affected in many ways by this sweetener being allowed to remain on the market.
7. How about our relationships – How do our food choices effect our marriages, our friendships, our family.
A. The Phenylalanine, which is 50% of the aspartame molecule, blocks production of Serotonin, the neurotransmitter which performs the following functions in the human body: Regulates Menstrual Cycles in females; Is Responsible for our Mood Levels; Regulates Sleep Patterns and Function. Severe blockage of Serotonin production for a prolonged length of time, can precipitate Mental Illness; Learning Disabilities and misfiring of synapses in the brain. It can drastically alter the function of the Central Nervous System in children and adults.
8.. Q. What surprises you about people's resistance to eat well?
A. I am amazed at the number of people who drive fancy cars, live in beautiful homes, think nothing of spending several hundred dollars a week in fancy restaurants, who think buying "organic" foods is too expensive because they cost a little more!